TV News Roundup: HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Set to Drop; ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Brings Back Guest Star

HBO’s 1970s-set music series “Vinyl” is ready to rock and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” gets a familiar face in today’s TV news roundup …

PREMIERE DATES:

HBO has a Valentine’s treat in store: A two-hour premiere of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter’s Vinyl is set for 9 p.m. Feb. 14 on the premium cabler. HBO also announced that comedies “Girls” and “Togetherness” will premiere new seasons back-to-back starting at 10 p.m. Feb. 21.

Oxygen’s Nick Cannon-produced “Like a Boss”, a docuseries that follows up-and-coming assistants in Atlanta, will premiere at 9 p.m. Jan. 19.

RENEWALS:

Fox Television Stations has given two more seasons of “The Real,” keeping the syndicated talk show on through 2018 in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The one-hour weekly show is hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon.

CASTING NEWS:

“Veep” actor Matt Walsh is returning as a guest star to Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He’ll be reprising his season one role as the perennially unlucky Det. Lohank, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Grainy paparazzi photos have suggested that Jennifer Jason Leigh might very well be in Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival, Deadline reports. If this news is true, the “Weeds” alum would join rumored new cast members Amanda Seyfried and Robert Knepper.

EXEC SHUFFLE:

Warner Bros. Animation has promoted creative executive Jay Bastian to senior VP of series, and operations chief Ed Adams to senior VP and general manager, it was announced by Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series president Sam Register, who oversees the division.

Bastian is responsible for identifying properties from the Warner Bros. collection, which include Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, DC Entertainment and MGM, to develop for new television series, shortform content and feature-length projects for home entertainment. He will also work with writers and producers to formulate ideas for original programming, and oversee ongoing production and current programming matters related to existing shows.

The top business and operational executive at WBA, Adams has oversight for all of the division’s non-production activities. He is responsible for day-to-day management of WBA’s business affairs, legal affairs, finance, planning and administration related to all of the content produced by the company. He also supervises and oversees negotiations of all talent deals, including those with writers, producers, voice performers and more.

“Jay and Ed have been invaluable members of the Warner Bros. Animation team since they joined the company in 2009,” said Register. “Together with Peter Girardi, they have been instrumental in the growth of the division, and our continued success would not be possible without their many creative and strategic contributions. I am extremely happy to be able to announce their well-deserved promotions today.”

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